Cochise College          Photos of Minerals

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                          Roger Weller, geology instructor

                                  copyright 2006-R.Weller


Mineral Information on:

Chemical Group:  sulfate

Chemical Formula: 

Color:     emerald-green to blackish-green          Streak:  pale green


Hardness:  3.5 to 4         Specific Gravity:    3.97                  

Luster:  vitreous            Transparency:  transparent to translucent

Cleavage:  one direction, perfect


Crystal Forms: Monoclinic system
     prismatic to acicular crystals; also drusy, massive, or granular

Mineral Associations:  found in oxidized zone of copper deposits

Identifying Characteristics:

Uses:  copper ore

Occurrences:   Chile, Arizona, Utah